December 15, 2012 in Washington Voices




Author Sharon Coleman - Davenport author book signing of “The Christmas Calf” and “Andrew’s Gift”; 2-4 p.m. Hastings, 15312 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 924-0667.

“Babes in Toyland” - Presented by Theater Arts for Children. Directed by Mallory Ware. Shows at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets available at TAC Theater, 2114 N. Pines Road. $10/general, $8/students and military. (509) 995-6718.

Christmas Craft Fair - Variety of vendors with Christmas items, jewelry, Pampered Chef, Avon and various crafts; 9 a.m. Opportunity Christian Fellowship, 1313 S. Pines Road. Free admission. (509) 926-2673.

Citizenship Classes - World Relief can help you become a citizen of the United States with free classes to help prepare you for the citizenship exam. Three-hour fast track class at 9 a.m. Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. Free. (509) 321-0328.

Holiday Memories at Green Bluff - Cut your own Christmas tree, take pictures with Santa and purchase fresh fruits, food items, candy and wine. For more information, visit

Santa Claus pictures - Santa Claus is coming to visit the Appleway Florist and Greenhouse 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Professional portraits will be available for purchase or people can bring their own cameras for the photo opportunity. Appleway Florist and Greenhouse, 11006 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 924-5050.

SCRAPS Happy “Howl-i-day” Party and Open House - Visit the shelter for some cookies, cocoa and a tour of the kennels and cages. The day also includes a visit from Santa and special treats for the cats and canines. SCRAPS, 2521 N. Flora Road. (509) 477-2532.

Stephen Lyman Show - The Stephen Lyman Show and Sale, with rare Lyman limited edition prints, through December. Also, the 12th Annual Miniature Show and Sale, featuring fine art in miniature in many mediums and subjects. Featured artists Linda Besse, Craig Shillam, Darrell Sullens, Debbie Hughbanks,Tom Hanson and more. Hours are Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 409 S. Dishman Mica Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 747-0812.

“The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge” - Ignite! Community Theatre presents this holiday play by Mark Brown. 7:30 p.m. For tickets, go to Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. (509) 795-0004.

Women’s Self-Defense Class - Learn practical and applicable defense methods that you could confidently use in an emergency; 1-2 p.m. 101 N. Argonne Road, Suite B. $10/class. (509) 891-9821.

Wreaths Across America Day - Members of the Spokane Valley community will honor veterans during the holiday season as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Day. H.O.M.E. Military Ministry, a part of Valley Fourth Memorial Church, is coordinating the ceremony inside the mausoleum. Noon. Pines Mausoleum, 12113 E. 16th Ave. (509) 891-8588.


“Babes in Toyland” - Presented by Theater Arts for Children. 2 p.m. Tickets available at; 2 p.m. TAC Theater, 2114 N. Pines Road. $10/general, $8/students and military. (509) 995-6718.

“One Can” Make A Difference - ITT will serve as the drop-off location for a 2nd Harvest Food Bank food drive. Nonperishable food and cash donations will be accepted; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ITT Technical Institute, 13518 E. Indiana Ave. (509) 926-2900.

“The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge” – Presented by Ignite! Community Theatre. 2 p.m. For tickets, go to Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $16-$18. (509) 795-0004.


Pet Portraits with Santa - Bring your dog or cat to Spokane Valley Mall to have its picture taken with Santa. Photo packages will be available for purchase. 6 p.m. Spokane Valley Mall, 14740 E. Indiana Ave. (509) 926-3700.

Striders - A community walking and exercise program promoting fitness, fun, friends and health education since 1995. Led by certified instructors, the classes emphasize strength, stretching, and balance. Miles walked individually are records and awards are presented at five awards meetings each year which feature health-related speakers. Call Carol at (509) 926-1697 or Judy at (509) 892-1293; 8-9 a.m. Spokane Valley YMCA, 2421 N. Discovery Place. $15 per year and $2 for each exercise class attended.


Orthopedic Causes and Treatments - Northwest Orthopedic Specialists will share information on hip and knee pain, the causes and treatments. A complimentary dinner will be served. Reservations are required; 6 p.m. Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Free. (509) 473-5672.

Spokane Valley City Council study session - Tentative agenda items include a discussion on the city’s legislative agenda, a proposed decant facility and upcoming development projects; 6 p.m. Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 921-1000.


Lilac City Cribbage Club - Open to anyone interested in playing cribbage; 6:30 p.m. Puerto Vallarta restaurant, 6915 E. Sprague Ave. (310) 621-3897.

Spokane Valley Library Book Club - Discuss “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” by Betty Smith; 2 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.


West Valley Outdoor Learning Center Winter Camp - Mini-camp where you will learn all about how animals survive the cold winters and participate in snowshoeing, tracking and fun games; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. West Valley Outdoor Learning Center, 8607 E. Upriver Drive. $40/day. (509) 340-1028.


West Valley Outdoor Learning Center Winter Camp - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. West Valley Outdoor Learning Center, 8607 E. Upriver Drive. $40/day. (509) 340-1028.

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